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Weekend Preview – International (5/26-28): Anna Netrebko, John Chest, Roberto Alagna and Vittorio Grigolo Headline Acclaimed Productions
Want some Anna Netrebko in your weekend? Want to see a rising new star who will be a major player in June at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition? Or simply looking for opera on your travels? Here is what is in store this weekend around the world. Austria  The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend presenting Beethoven's "Fidelio" with Albert Dohmen, Peter Seiffert, Camilla Nylund, Günther…
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Opera de Marseille 2017-18 Season To Include Roberto Alagna, Francsco Meli & Clémentine Margaine
The Opera de Marseille has announced its 2017-18 season. It all begins with David Alagna's "Le dernier jour d'un condamné." Conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce in a production by  Nadine Duffaut, the opera will star Adina Aaron and Roberto Alagna. The opera will be presented three times starting on Sept. 28, 2017. Gaetano Donizetti's "La Favorite" will be presented on Oct. 13, 2017, with Paolo Arrivabeni conducting a luxury cast that includes…
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Metropolitan Opera Review 2016-17 – Cyrano de Bergerac: Alagna & Rowley Lead Production Filled With ‘Panache’
Franco Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” has never truly managed to establish a foothold in the operatic canon. The work only premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005 and Roberto Alagna, the opera’s most dedicated interpreter has stated that he struggled to find a company willing to take a chance on it. Despite its Italian composer, the music works very much in the vein of Debussy, Alfano eschewing sustained melody in…
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Juan Diego Flórez, Roberto Alagna & Cecilia Bartoli Headline Opera Monte Carlo 2017-18 Season
Opera Monte Carlo has announced its 2017-18 season with a diverse amount of operas. The season's first production, Rossini's "La Cenerentola," opens on Oct. 29, 2017, with Cecilia Bartoli leading the cast. Nicola Alaimo, Rebecca Olvera, Carlos Chausson and Edgardo Rocha round out the cast in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production. Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur" takes the stage on Nov. 19, 2017, with a cast that includes Barbara Frittoli in the title role…
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Metropolitan Opera Preview 2016-17: Roberto Alagna Becomes Third ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ In Met History
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Metropolitan Opera will revive Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” The opera doesn’t have a massive history with the company, its first ever performance with the company coming only a decade ago. On May 13, 2005, Alfano’s masterwork got its Metropolitan Opera premiere, a rather shocking surprise considering the opera’s premiere took place in 1936. The Met production by Francesca Zambello was a vehicle for Plácido Domingo,…
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Social Media Beat (Week 4/14-20): Anna Netrebko Previews The Met 50th While Brian Cedel Takes Over Philadelphia’s Instagram
The week saw many of the world's greatest singers perform and rehearse. But it also saw them enjoy their daily activities and attend numerous interesting events. Check it out. It was an eventful week for Anna Netrebko between shopping at Barney's and singing Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin." However, it all culminated with the diva showing her fans a preview of the Met's 50th-anniversary gala. Getting ready for @metopera Gala on 7 May!…
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‘Cyrano’ Crash Course – How Jennifer Rowley Went From Covering Patricia Racette to Metropolitan Opera Role Debut in No Time
It was March 31, 2017, one day before the infamous day where people play tricks on one another. Soprano Jennifer Rowley was getting some shuteye, her days consumed by the task of taking on Samuel Barber's “Vanessa” at the Toledo opera. On that very night, she would be singing the first of two performances for the demanding work. The phone rang, awakening her from her reverie. The person on the…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Season: Six Productions Opera Lovers Can Not Miss
The Vienna State Opera is presenting over 50 operas next season and that can be overwhelming for any opera lover trying to pick out what they want to see. After analyzing the immense season, OperaWire has selected what we think will be unmissable nights at the Vienna State Opera. Adriana Lecouvreur The revival of this famed production marks the second time Anna Netrebko takes on the famed role. Netrebko will…
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All The Major Opera Stars Performing At The Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Season
The Vienna State Opera has announced its 2017-18 season with six new productions and 48 revivals. Given the sheer size of the schedule, you might expect the company to feature opera's greatest stars. You would be absolutely right. As always the company will feature the biggest stars in the world including Anna Netrebko in her second run of performances of Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur" after her much-anticipated role debut at the…
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Weekend Preview – International (3/24-26): Jonas Kaufmann, Edita Gruberova and Olga Peretyatko Performing This Weekend
It's the weekend and every major house is in full swing. The biggest stars like Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Edita Gruberova and Maria Guleghina are all performing this weekend. Here's a rundown of what you have a chance to see. Argentina  The Teatro Colón continues its acclaimed run of Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur" with Virginia Tola and Sabrina Cirera sharing the title role. Austria The Vienna State Opera is packed with exciting operas…